As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own.
As parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, and responsible adults, one of our biggest responsibilities is to teach our children to be better than us. In doing this I feel it’s important for us to share our mistakes with them and talk about better resolutions.
One of the things I do with Goo is talk to her about recycling and conserving energy. She’s only 3-years-old but believe me, she already understands. Our latest conversation was about recycling. We had some juice and she went to throw the bottle in the garbage and I explained to her that we recycle and that she puts the bottle a separate bag.
This led to a run down on recycling and how we must do it to save the alligators and jaguars, etc. Ha ha! I used the animals to make her understand because she loves animals. My message was simple, “When we recycle we make the world cleaner for us and for the animals. If you don’t recycle then they could die from dirt and we can too.” I know it’s not that crucial on the exterior but all the pollution will lead to poorer living conditions for us all, eventually. So now she wants to recycle everything.
When I was offered the opportunity to participate in the G.E. Simple Service Project it was a no brainer for me. I’m a total sucker for the kids. The Simple Service Project supports the efforts of Champions for Kids as they work to “mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond.”
Their goal is to mobilize 20 MILLION people by 2020 and with our (you and I) help they can achieve this goal.
To get started with this challenge, G.E. sent me two coupons to purchase energy efficient light bulbs for a non-profit organization of my choice that assists children.
Seems easy right? Nope! How about I got all the way to the store and realized I forgot the coupons at home. I guess it was no biggie since the first Walmart I went to didn’t have a large stock to choose from. Guess what, neither did the second one. I guess three was a charm, huh!
First head over to the GE Energy Saving Calculator and see just how much you can save by replacing the lights bulbs in your home to led light bulbs and cfl light bulbs.
Then head over to the GE Facebook page to get your money saving coupon to make it a little easier on your pocket as you change to a more energy efficient light bulb. Don’t forget Twitter. You can also enter to the GE Energy Smart Challenge and check out the prize.
Now to the good part.
Head over to Champions for Kids and learn more about the organization. Then gather your family and friends for a simple service project. This is the season for giving, so give! Besides, I’ll be back next week with more information about the organization I’m giving to. In the meantime you can check out my shopping trip in pictures with Google+.
Remember, we are our children’s first teacher. Let’s teach them energy and Earth saving tips now for a healthier tomorrow for us all.
How are you teaching your kids to become energy smart?
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